April 23, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

US Finds Russia ‘Likely’ Behind Cyberhack

Cyber Threats

The entire US intelligence committee confirms the massive cyber-attack on the US ‘likely’ came from Russia. The FBI, CISA, ODNI, and NSA are working in concert to remediate the attacks.

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SolarWinds: Pearl Harbor of American IT

A SolarWinds investor has filed suit against the IT firm Russia exploited to infiltrate 18,000 US computer systems. The lawsuit accuses SolarWinds of failing to disclose the breach. The extent and full nature of the infiltration has not been established by ongoing investigations whose findings are increasingly worrisome to IT experts.

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F-35 Full-Rate Production Put on Hold

Production

DoD has put a hold on the full-rate production of the F-35. The Pentagon says technical challenges and the impact of COVID-19 have delayed preparation of the simulation facility where the combat testing will be conducted.

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DoD Photos Take a Look Back at 2020

DoD Photos

The Department of Defense regularly chronicles US military members who train and conduct operations around the world 24/7, 365 days a year. DoD offers a glimpse into their lives and their work through the work of military photographers in 2020.

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Morning Coffee Is Off the Burner

Morning Coffee is off the burner for the holidays. Please keep in your thoughts all those working to keep the world safe, especially during this time that seeks Peace on Earth. We will be percolating again Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

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Senate Preps to Override NDAA Veto

McConnell

Senator Majority Leader McConnell announces a deal with Minority Leader Schumer and will call the Senate back into session Dec. 29 in order to override President Trump’s threatened veto of the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act. The NDAA passed in both houses by majorities capable of overriding a presidential veto.

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Biden Transition Team Decries Lack of DoD Cooperation

transition

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team has criticized the Pentagon for the abrupt halt in meetings and information sharing. “A failure to work together can have consequences well beyond January,” a spokesman for the team said.

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Space Force Now ‘Guardians’ of the Galaxy

Guardians us space force

The US Navy has its sailors, the Army has soldiers. There are Marines and airman. The US Space Force troops will be called “guardians.”

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DoD Unleashes Robotic Dogs

robotic dogs

The 325th Security Forces Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida is the first US military unit to adopt the robotic quadrupeds for regular operations.

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DoD Likely Unchanged by Biden Administration

Biden

Military observers see little spending or strategic changes at the Pentagon with a Biden White House and Republicans maintaining sway over the Senate.

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